Venice International Film Festival

The 75th Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organised by La Biennale di Venezia, took place at Lido di Venezia from August 29th to September 8th, 2018: 11 days of screenings, retrospectives, and opportunities to see the protagonists the film world.

Michele Riondino opened the 75th Venice Film Fest on the evening of Wednesday August 29th 2018, for the inauguration ceremony on the stage of Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema at Lido), and led the closing ceremony on September 8th, during which the Lions and other official prizes of the 75th Venice Film Festival were announced.

This year, the British actress Vanessa Redgrave has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and David Cronenberg received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for directors.

Universal Pictures’ First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, and Claire Foy, has been the opening film, and screened in a world premiere on Wednesday August 29th, at Sala Grande, the Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia.

The silent film classic The Golem – How He Came Into The World (Der Golem – Wie er in die Welt kam, 1920), written and directed by Paul Wegener, is the film chosen for the Pre-opening event on Tuesday August 28th to be screened at Sala Darsena (Palazzo del Cinema), Lido.